22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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22 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Poipu, Kauai
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
Travel:  4​h 45​min
5
Kipahulu, Maui
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Kihei, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Zurich

1
night
Poipu, Kauai

Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then admire the majestic nature at Waimea Canyon State Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Baby Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Poipu trip planning app .

Zurich, Switzerland to Poipu is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 11 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in April: high temperatures in Poipu hover around 31°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Waimea Canyon State Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Baby Beach ©
Baby Beach

4
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Visit Kailua Beach Park and Lanikai Beach for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with a short trip to Mana Cruises in Ko Olina (about 44 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, browse the exhibits of Iolani Palace, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu tour itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Poipu to Honolulu takes 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kailua, Mana Cruises
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

3
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

Hilo ©
One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
Take a break from the city and head to Kilauea Iki Trailhead and Carlsmith Beach Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kulanaokuaiki Campground and Onomea Bay. Venture out of the city with trips to Keanakakoi Crater Overlook (in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park) and Laupahoehoe (Laupahoehoe Beach Park & Hamakua Heritage Farm). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park and admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hilo online attractions planner .

You can fly from Honolulu to Hilo in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Hilo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Laupahoehoe, Onomea Bay
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kulanaokuaiki Campground ©
Kulanaokuaiki Campground
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

5
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Step out of the city life by going to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. We've included these beaches for you: Kikaua Point Park and Mauna Kea Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Rooster Farms (in Captain Cook) and The 1871 Trail (in Honaunau). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Kona Cloud Forest - Guided Walking Tours, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea, and head outdoors with Keauhou Bay Adventures.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Kailua-Kona trip maker .

You can drive from Hilo to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kipahulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Holualoa, Honaunau, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Rooster Farms, Mauna Kea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

2
nights
Kipahulu, Maui

Kipahulu ©
On the 18th (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Charles Lindbergh's Grave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Huialoha Church, then get impressive views of Haleakala Crater, and finally experience rural life at Laulima Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): ride a horse along Pipiwai Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Waimoku Falls, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ke‘anae Point.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kipahulu trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Kailua-Kona to Kipahulu with the Route module. In April in Kipahulu, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Kipahulu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Haleakala National Park, Maui, Huialoha Church
Highlights from your plan
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Huialoha Church ©
Huialoha Church
Waimoku Falls ©
Waimoku Falls

4
nights
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Relax by the water at Wailea Beach and Po'olenalena Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Napili Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kihei: Lahaina (Zipline & Ka'anapali Beach). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and kick back and relax at Kalepolepo Beach Park.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kihei trip website .

Getting from Kipahulu to Kihei by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Kihei can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailea
Highlights from your plan
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach

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